Teacher II
at Heartland Alliance

Date Posted: 7/17/2019

Job Description

Teacher II

Summary  The position provides instruction within the guidelines established by the Organization and specific departments within this group.  Instruction may take place in a classroom or in the program participant’s home, and may be provided to a class, a small group, or an individual.  The employee in this position at a residential program may be required to remain on premises during break and/or meal periods.  Individual accountabilities and work volume will be established through the development of annual Success Objectives, within the framework outlined below.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides instruction.  Assesses curriculum and develops new curriculum to meet participant needs and program objectives.  Acts as the team leader in team teaching situations. 
  • Develops recruitment techniques and recruits program participants; develops assessment and intake procedures, and provides assessment and intake services to program participants; maintains good relationships with other service providers and recruitment sources; assesses participant needs for referral to additional service providers and makes appropriate referrals. 
  • Records individual and group progress as dictated by contract compliance and professional standards.  Compiles and analyzes statistics and prepares drafts for statistical/programmatic reports for supervisor as requested.
  • May order and maintain inventory of instructional materials; and develops resources to support program objectives.
  • Participates extensively in staff meetings, in-service training, and organization activities; participates in additional training as assigned.
  • Demonstrated through knowledge of instruction theory, technique, and activities; carries the volume of work required by department standards, individual program, and organization.  Success Objectives can be expected to affect individual accountabilities in daily operations. 
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education and/or Experience:  Bachelor’s degree in education or related field. 
  • Language Skills:  Fluency in another language may be required.
  • Other Qualifications: A valid drivers license may be required.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequently required to stand, sit, and walk. 

Heartland Alliance makes all hiring and employment decisions, and operates all programs, services, and functions without regard to race, receipt of an order of protection, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, ancestry, national origin, amnesty, physical or mental disability, protected veterans status, genetic information, sexual orientation, immigrant status, political affiliation or belief, use of FMLA, VESSA, military, and family military rights, ex-offender status (depending on the offense and position to be filled), unfavorable military discharge, membership in an organization whose primary purpose is the protection of civil rights or improvement of living conditions and human relations, height, weight, or HIV infection, in accord with the organization's AIDS Policy Statement of September 1987.

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Job Type: Education
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 7/17/2019

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